Etiqueta 'Catalan'
Roger Torrent


Catalan politician suspects was target of state phone tapping, spokesman says

Torrent and two other separatist politicians were warned by researchers working with Facebook's instant message service WhatsApp that their phones were broken into with a spyware called "Pegasus"

Reuters14/07/2020 16:00


Two more jailed Catalan separatist leaders join hunger strike

"We also voluntarily renounce food intake as of 8:00 p.m. on Monday," the men said in a statement.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/12/2018 10:01


Jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial for their role in the region’s failed bid to secede from Spain said yesterday they were starting a hunger strike to protest over their treatment by Spanish courts.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/12/2018 09:48


Council to give 250,000 euros in grants for signs in Catalan

While the Council plans its grants, a court has rejected the appeal against Pollensa town hall's grants for Catalan usage.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter31/05/2018 00:00


Appeal against health service Catalan requirement

The national government delegation is to appeal against the Balearic government's decree requiring knowledge of Catalan by health service workers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/05/2018 00:00


Public opinion divided on the need for tourist limits

Support for holiday rentals restrictions and limits to vehicles in certain areas. Rejection of the "imposition" of Catalan.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/05/2018 00:00


Partido Popular councillors rebel against Catalan grants legal challenge

The intervention of Madrid in the form of the state attorney and Maria Salom has caused consternation within PP circles in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/05/2018 00:00


February weather and fines: the week in Majorca

It was less than better in winter, Airbnb was fined, there was a march against Catalan "imposition", and Ariany was spending money on tourism promotion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter25/02/2018 00:00


Over 2,000 protest against Catalan "imposition"

"Armengol resignation", "We are Balearic, not Catalan", "Merit yes, requirement no".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter19/02/2018 00:00


Disaster and division: the week in Majorca

Disaster came in the form of the rentals zoning, for which there was division, as there also was over Catalan. It snowed, and some nuns were in a spot of building bother in Manacor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/02/2018 00:00


Unions unclear about health service Catalan requirements

The government is running up against a problem in that it is unlikely to be able to cover all posts because of the language stipulation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter24/01/2018 00:00


Catalan-speaking passengers will receive Balearic government support

The incident involving passengers who spoke Catalan on a Vueling flight was raised in the Balearic parliament yesterday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/11/2017 00:00

Holiday rentals

Apartment holiday rental ban gets fifty per cent public support

There is majority support for limits on vehicle access to certain parts of the island

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/10/2017 00:00


Health service will accept non-Catalan speakers

Successful applicants without the required Catalan skills will have two years to gain language accreditation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter27/09/2017 00:00


Half the Balearic population not interested in culture

A "limited and poor quality" offer is a reason for there not being greater interest in cultural activities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/09/2016 00:00


Government publicity campaign for Catalan speaking

The campaign has to be seen in the wider context of the work of the government's Social Council for the Catalan Language.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/07/2016 00:00

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Cruising, cycling, chaotic beaches: the week in Majorca

There were more ships than ever, while cyclists (and events) continued to cause debate and the Catalan language also proved to be a debating point.

Monitor08/05/2016 00:00


Call for Barceló to resign following independence march

Barceló, the Circulo Balear says, was at the head of a march for “pan-Catalan separatism” in which a banner declared “from autonomy to sovereignty”.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/01/2016 00:00


Ensenyat denounces "colonial" system of financing

The Balearics have the worst financing deal after Valencia, he stressed, and state investment per capita gets lower.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/09/2015 00:00